PlantLife is published by the KwaZulu-Natal Coastal Branch of the Botanical Society of South Africa and the Durban Botanic Gardens Trust. It is run on a non-profit basis by unpaid volunteers.
PlantLife is read around the world by botanists, propagators, students, enthusiasts, collectors and others interested in plants and their conservation.
PlantLife was first published in September 1989 as a brief black-and-white newsletter, before evolving to its present form. It was founded by Tony Abbott, an amateur botanist based in Port Edward, who has contributed much to the botanical exploration of Pondoland.
PlantLife has a unique ethos: it is neither a dry, scientific journal, nor totally popular. It is a meeting place for both amateur and professional botanists, and a forum for the publication of contributions from both groups.
A particular aim is not only to provide readers with informative, well written articles, often containing information that can often be obtained nowhere else, but a visual experience that does justice to the wonderful flora of Southern Africa.
The entire content of PlantLife 39 & 40, 2010 is available from this website. Click here to view and download.
Readers are requested to address any enquiries concerning articles directly to the author concerned.